“The Future of Us” by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

Wednesday, February 08, 2012 - Book Reading
“The Future of Us” by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

Back of the Book:

It’s 1996, and Josh and Emma have been neighbors their whole lives. They’ve been best friends almost as long – at least, up until last November, when Josh did something that changed everything. Things have been weird between them ever since, but when Josh’s family gets a free AOL CD in the mail,his mom makes him bring it over so that Emma can install it on her new computer. When they sign on, they’re automatically logged onto their Facebook pages. But Facebook hasn’t been invented yet. And they’re looking at themselves fifteen years in the future.

By refreshing their pages, they learn that making different decisions now will affect the outcome of their lives later. And as they grapple with the ups and downs of what their futures hold, they’re forced to confront what they’re doing right – and wrong – in the present.

Pages: 356

Published: 2011-11-21

Format Read: ebook

[xrr rating=5.0/5]

The very worst thing about this book is that it’s over a little too quickly. I would have liked to see some continuation of the relationships after the climax of the story.

The very best thing about this book is how amazingly Facebook is portrayed and somewhat oversimplified due to the fact that the characters are simply plunked down in a 2011 Facebook instead of having watched the progression of the site (and the web in general) over the years.

Also, best quote ever:

I’m going to be mentally ill in fifteen years, and that’s why my husband doesn’t want to be around me.

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